mockup of the splash screen
Why can't we explore the San Francisco Bay Area's rich literary traditions through a central hub that allows stories and multimedia projects to be sorted by people, places, events, and ideas -- with local authors being commissioned to contribute their stories?
Well, we may be able to soon. (It seems like this is something that should already exist, doesn't it?)
Everyone knows the Bay Area has one of the richest concentrations of literary interests in the world, and is able, uniquely, to host a diverse constellation of literary groups (nonprofits like Small Press Traffic, RADAR Productions, and Quiet Lightning), impressive university programs (try SFSU's digital poetry archive or UC Berkeley's Holloway Series), and underground readings and open mics. But no one has been able (or inclined) to try to bring it all together until now.
Gaensler-Debs was kind enough to answer a few questions about this project: